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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

Joe211 Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 2:03 PM
We spend more money on education than any country in the world and rank 29th. Get education out of the hands of Liberals and government, make the Dept of Education and teachers unions disappear and our kids may begin to actually learn something and compete in the world. Right now our educational system is garbage.

President Barack Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for black Americans that will be housed in the Department of Education. It proposes "to identify evidence-based best practices" to improve black achievement in school and college. Though black education is in desperate straits, the president's executive order will accomplish absolutely nothing to improve black education. The reason is that it does not address the root causes of educational rot among black Americans. It's not rocket science; let's look at it.

The president's initiative contains not one word about rampant inner-city school violence,...